EcoEmails

This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at muffinkimber@gmail.com

Robin Hood Tax July 22, 2011

Filed under: climate change,Protest — ecoemails @ 11:11 am

A tax on banks that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change, here and abroad.
This tax on the financial sector has the power to raise hundreds of billions every year globally. It could give a vital boost to the NHS, our schools, and the fight against child poverty in the UK – as well as tackling poverty and climate change around the world.

Not complicated. Just brilliant.

http://robinhoodtax.org/

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Dirty Oil June 2, 2010

Filed under: climate change,Energy,Events,Peak Oil,Protest — ecoemails @ 9:08 am

There is a new documentary coming out called Dirty Oil which goes deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Northern Alberta, Canada.

It is a David and Goliath battle between the First Nation communities and environmentalists fighting against the Governments of Alberta and Canada, as well as the world’s largest multinational oil corporations in a bid to stop tar sands expansion.

Here, vast and toxic oil sands supply the U.S. with the majority of its oil. Told through the eyes of scientists, “big oil” officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly effected by “the largest industrial project on the planet today”, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to uncover the emotional and irreversible toll this “black gold rush” is taking on our planet.

Watch the trailer HERE or click HERE for screenings.

Canadian Tar sands emit on average three times more CO2 than conventional oil production.

 

Would you like to help with the World Naked Bike Ride? June 2, 2009

Filed under: Protest — ecoemails @ 5:23 pm

Would you like to help with the World Naked Bike Ride?

(An annual protest against oil dependency)

http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/
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Being a steward means you turn up at 1pm for a briefing…
Then do small jobs like tell the riders to not stand on the paths, tell them to line up at the appropriate time and be a point of contact if people have questions…
You DON’T have to be naked!!! And you get a free flag for the back of your bike.
If you would like to be a steward pls contact the WNBR london website.

About the naked bike ride:

An annual protest against oil dependency and to demonstrate how vulnerable cyclists are in London.
It starts in Hyde park 3pm Sat 13th June…
Then we cycle around central London in varying levels of nudity.
The police stop all the traffic for us – and won’t arrest you for being naked!

The last two years there were over 1000 riders… and it is a surreal and hysterical day.
It is Bare as you Dare… so you don’t have to be naked… you can wear as many or little clothes as you wish.
Please come – and I promise it will be a day you’ll never forget!

 

Pedal Power May 24, 2009

Filed under: Protest — ecoemails @ 5:28 pm

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..A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED START-OF-SUMMER BIKE RIDE!

On Monday 1st June the UK Parliament returns from recess for the summer sitting.
We want to give them a warm welcome and remind them of the heat they can expect
if they continue to ignore climate change.

Ed Miliband (Secretary of State Energy and Climate Change) is in Bonn that evening, discussing with other ‘world leaders’ the agenda for the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen. Let’s give our ‘leaders’ a taste of the civil disobedience they can expect if real climate justice fails to materialise.

It is also the first evening of a coal conference at the illustrious ‘Chatham House’.
Everyone who’s anyone, at least in the coal world, will be there.

We’ll begin our bike-ride outside their conference before winding our way through town.

Meet us from 5pm on St James Square, SW1Y 4LE. We’ll then move off at 6pm and take our bikes for a relaxed tour through London. Labour might think that investing in electric cars is the solution to climate change but we know that cars using electricity from coal-fired power stations is
yet another red-herring.

Have you ever needed more reason to leave the house, embrace the sunshine and join the pedal-powered as they move about town?

Come along and make your impact felt.

Climate Rush is inspired by the actions of the Suffragettes 100 years ago, who showed that peaceful civil disobedience could inspire positive change. We are a diverse group of women and men who are determined to raise awareness of the biggest threat facing humanity today – that of Climate Change. Our government acknowledges the huge problems we face from Climate Change, but carries on with business as usual. We demand DEEDS NOT WORDS because individual choice alone cannot curb CO2 emissions if we are to stop runaway global warming.

email us on info @ climaterush.co.uk

 

Transition Town Meeting Hackney March 17, 2009

Filed under: Energy,Food,Protest — ecoemails @ 12:53 pm

The next meeting is:

Thursday 19 March 2009 – 7pm (till around 9pm)

at The Arcola Theatre, Arcola Street, Dalston

http://www.tthackney.org/

 

Hundreds Protest over Global Warming February 9, 2009

Filed under: Protest — ecoemails @ 5:20 pm

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Heathrow January 15, 2009

Filed under: Protest,Travel — ecoemails @ 12:51 am
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The government decided today to build a 3rd runway at Heathrow (Hoon what a Goon!)

This means that 700 homes will have to be demolished to make way for the runway,
And the number of flights using Heathrow from about 480,000 a year now to 702,000 by 2030

Making Heathrow the single largest emitter of CO2 in the UK

The UK government has committed to cut emissions by 80% by 2050 (including air travel)
This is unattainable with such a colossal increase in flights

Thought some of you might like to know the contact details of the

Geoff Hoon (Secretary of State for Transport)

contact@geoffhoonmp.co.uk

Or the head of Future Heathrow
(The Pro-Heathrow group)

Future Heathrow
info@futureheathrow.org

Clive Soley
The Campaign Director
Future Heathrow
Room 1042
Queens Building
Heathrow Airport
Hounslow
Middlesex
TW6 1BU

I am sure both would love to get an email or post card from you all.